This way to a good nights sleep! I have to say I am lucky to have always been a pretty good sleeper, head + pillow = all the zzzZZZ.
But this year, maybe due to all the uncertainty in the world, I have crossed over to the other side, waking up for hours in the night or having a really restless sleep. I'm finding myself thinking 'I just REALLY need a good nights sleep'
To combat this I've added an extra dose of CBD before bed which is helping to calm my mind and put my body into a more relaxed state. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What is Sleeplessness?
If you struggle to fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, and this persists for a few days, a few weeks or longer, you suffer from sleeplessness, a serious disorder that robs your body of the rest it requires to re-energize you physically, mentally and emotionally.
What causes Sleeplessness?
- Body aches
- Joint pain
- Thoughts and feelings in time of uncertainty
- An imbalance of the bodies natural daily rhythms
How can CBD help?
CBD works to regulate your body's natural systems (nervous, respiratory, digestive, homeostasis, etc) positively impacting all of the causes that can lead to sleeplessness.
It’s also known for its natural sedative effects when taken before bed, relaxing the mind and body, helping you ease into your most restorative sleep.
It's not just us -
The suggestion that CBD is a natural plant-based form of therapy that helps with both falling asleep and staying asleep is backed by studies from Harvard Medical School and National Institute of Health.
Gretchen Lidicker, author of CBD Oil: Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide To Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness, said that while studying CBD is extremely difficult because of the legal issues still surrounding cannabis and marijuana, there has been research that indicates CBD can be a helpful antidote to anxiety and insomnia.
“These studies mainly point to CBD’s ability to interact with ... serotonin receptors and GABA receptors in the brain,” she explained. “Serotonin plays an important role in mood and anxiety, and GABA is known as the main ‘inhibitory’ neurotransmitter, meaning it calms excess activity in the brain and promotes relaxation. GABA receptors are the target of benzodiazepines, which are a class of anti-anxiety drugs.”
Other tips for a good nights sleep?
Get off your phone at least half an hour before bed (see this podcast on why this is SO important!)
Try and find a new home for you phone overnight, outside of your bedroom.
Journaling a stream of consciousness before you hit the pillow to get everything off your mind.